Happy Holidates: 8 New Restaurants to Try this December
By Therese Aseoche
December is here and the Christmas spirit in the air is making us feel a little more generous with our food spending, especially for the special dinner dates we need to book with friends, family, and significant others to celebrate the holidays.
Try out these 8 newly-opened restaurants and cafés for a holly jolly year-end feasting!
8. Paradise Dynasty
2F, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
(02) 828-8333 | Facebook
Open every day from 10a.m. to 10p.m.
The Chinese cuisine served in Paradise Dynasty really does taste like heaven in your mouth. It’s known best for its assortment of Xiao Long Bao, especially for its Special Dynasty Xiao Long Bao that comes in varying out-of-this-world flavors marked by different colors. Imagine eating dimsum with Foie Gras, Black truffle, Cheese, and Crab Roe! View restaurant details and menu on Booky.
GF, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 958-5841 | Facebook
Open every day from 11a.m. to 10p.m.
Shakeaway prides itself in serving reinvented milkshakes and frozen yogurt with over 180 flavors for you to try. Indulge in unique milkshake combinations like the JOE, with Nutella and bananas, the JOSE, with ube, macapuno, and crunchy pinipig, and the ALICE, with fresh mango, strawberries, and kiwi. Health nuts aren’t to be forgotten, too, with the nutritious and healthier options available.
6. Stories by LilyPad
46 Times St., West Triangle, Quezon City
(02) 586-1660, (+63) 917-803-8438 | Facebook
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10a.m. to 10p.m.
Relax and unwind at this cozy home-turned-restaurant in the quiet neighborhood of Times Street. Indulge in a healthy pasta lunch or soak in the afternoon sun with a salad or sandwich for snacks. Their best-sellers are their rice meals, Godofried Chicken and Beef Salpicao, which will leave you full and satisfied after a long day. You can even bring your pups along to dine with you! View restaurant details and menu on Booky.
5. Jet’s Bistro
121 V. Luna Extension, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
(+63) 917-550-7909| Facebook
Open every day from 11a.m. to 10p.m.
A heritage restaurant opened in dedication to the owner’s mother who had run a successful catering business for over 20 years, Jet’s Bistro serves homey Filipino recipes that will remind you of your own mother’s cooking. You won’t go wrong with the Braised Beef Tongue and the Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta.
4. Coffee and Protein
Bahay Sa Don Antonio, 26 Holy Spirit Drive, Quezon City
(+63) 977-401-2396| Facebook
Open Wednesday to Monday from 2p.m. to 10p.m.
At Coffee & Protein, they switch desserts and pastries with protein bars and trail mix. This café brings together the health nuts and caffeine lovers for a guilt-free merienda pre- and post-workout. View restaurant details and menu on Booky.
3. Pura Vida
Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+63) 917-558-4934| Facebook
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 4:20p.m. to 2:30a.m., Sunday from 4:20p.m. to 10p.m.
Looking for a new, late-night hangout spot? Chill out at Pura Vida to get good Costa Rican eats and good Reggae beats that’ll put you into a bright mood. Go ahead and try their fresh cocktails and cold beers over at the swing bar, and dance the night away with live DJ sets.
2. Shabu Shabu Ichiban
G/F Circuit Lane Makati, Riverfront Drive, AP Reyes St, Carmona, Makati City
(02) 772-8085 | Facebook
Open every day from 11a.m. to 2:30p.m., and 5:30p.m. to 10p.m.
With the number of restaurants specializing in the Japanese hotpot dish around the Metro, Shabu Shabu Ichiban definitely doesn’t disappoint in comparison. As the number one shabu shabu restaurant chain in Nagoya, Japan you’d expect authentic dishes and quality service—and that’s exactly what you get! Unlike most shabu shabu chains, this one is all-you-can-eat, so if you’re starving but on a budget, this is where you should book your lunch or dinner at! View restaurant details and menu on Booky.
1. 77 Al Fresco
77 Greenmeadows Ave., Acropolis Village, Quezon City
(+63) 917-546-2789 | Facebook
Open for reservations on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
Treat your bae to a special and intimate dinner date at 77 Al Fresco, a private outdoor dining experience. Set at the lovely front yard of the host’s own home along the quiet street of Greenmeadows Avenue, you can enjoy a homemade 4-course meal and a glass of wine for only Php1,399. Check their Facebook page for their current menu offering.
Where are you booking your special holiday dates? Tell us below!